Yes different thing. NATO bombed studios that were pumping out propaganda for Milosevic, keeping pasions high and prolonging the warfare. Much the same happened on both sides in WW2. Transmitters and aerials are actually very very difficult to destroy via bombing, and are relatively easy to repair. Studios and filming equipment are easier to destroy and harder to repair. Bottom line on the civilians, the media were working for the state, assisting the state in their war activities. In terms of International Law on these matters, I think that this makes them not much different from a factory producing guns being bombed and the workers dying. But then my International Law is shakey. US Reporters in the Middle East are actually doing more harm than good for the Coalition involvement there. If anything the insurgents should be shaking their hands. :wink: But seriously, they are not working for the state, they are not deliberately assisting the state (and in many cases are arguing against the state). This is the difference.